Dr Aurora Falcone
What I can help with
- Acute Health Conditions
- Adjustment Disorder
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Grief and Bereavement
- Bipolar Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Health Anxiety
- Identity Issues
- Long term health conditions
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Perinatal mental health
- Personality disorders
- Professional Burnout
- Social Anxiety
- Women's Health
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness Stress Reduction
- Narrative Therapy
- Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy
- Schema Therapy
- Systemic Therapy
Dr Aurora Falcone’s stance is to integrate principles from different therapeutic models recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), third-wave CBT approaches, and Psychodynamic and Systemic models.
Aurora’s work is collaborative and transparent, and her therapeutic style is warm and welcoming. During the psychological assessment, likely to require more than one appointment, Aurora will ask a number of questions to explore the difficulties that brought the client to want to access therapy. At the end of this, if a therapy is recommended and agreed upon, it will typically involve weekly sessions of 50 minutes. Aurora will discuss the therapeutic model(s) informing the treatment, depending on the client’s preference, presenting difficulties, and therapy goals. The number of sessions will be considered/agreed upon, and it can be reviewed.
All this will be part of what is called the therapeutic contract process.
Aurora uses clinical formulations (hypotheses on the presenting difficulties) to help clients integrate various factors that can contribute to their functioning: early experiences and pre-existing vulnerabilities, recent triggers, current stressors, and strengths. Aurora works with a wide range of difficulties: stress, anxiety (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), trauma and historical experience of abuse, mood issues and depression, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, bereavement and grief, emotional dysregulation and personality problems, antenatal and postnatal struggles, identity issues, adjustment and life transitions (including difficulties adjusting/transitioning to parenthood), communication difficulties in relationships, chronic illness, parenting struggles, family issues, couple conflict, neurodevelopmental conditions (including ADHD and Autism) and neurodiversity.
This is not an exhaustive list of the kind of difficulties Aurora treats.
Aurora Falcone (PhD, DClinPsych, CPsychol) is a Registered and Chartered Clinical Psychologist working in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and private practice. She completed both her PhD and Clinical Doctorate at King’s College London. She has been working in the NHS across various specialist services with a range of psychological difficulties; she has carried out research and delivered teaching, and she has undertaken further specialist training, including Perinatal Clinical Psychology Training.
Aurora is an Accredited Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) Provider and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained Therapist. She has undertaken further specialist training, including Perinatal Clinical Psychology Training and she is completing specialist training to become accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Aurora offers specialist perinatal supervision; she is registered with the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) and a Member of the BPS DCP Faculty of Perinatal Psychology.
Aurora’s specialties are Perinatal and severe psychological presentations - her PhD focused on Psychosis and her Clinical Doctorate on Mania. She is particularly interested in working with clients in the perinatal period, both antenatally and postnatally, the parent-infant interaction, perinatally-related losses and fertility problems.